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Electric Trailer Brake Kit w/ Dust Shields - Self-Adjusting - 12-1/4" - Left/Right Hand - 8K

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  • Electric Drum Brakes
  • 8000 lbs Axle
  • 12-1/4 x 3-3/8 Inch Drum
  • 16 Inch Wheel
  • 16-1/2 Inch Wheel
  • 17 Inch Wheel
  • 17-1/2 Inch Wheel
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  • Brake Set
Self-adjusting electric brakes measure 12-1/4" x 3-3/8". Brake pads are made of durable friction material for improved braking. E-coated backing plates resist rust. Dust shields protect from debris. Fit 15" or larger wheels. Lowest Prices for the best trailer brakes from etrailer. Electric Trailer Brake Kit w/ Dust Shields - Self-Adjusting - 12-1/4" - Left/Right Hand - 8K part number AKEBRK-8 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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etrailer by AxleTek Trailer Brakes - AKEBRK-8

Self-adjusting electric brakes measure 12-1/4" x 3-3/8". Brake pads are made of durable friction material for improved braking. E-coated backing plates resist rust. Dust shields protect from debris. Fit 15" or larger wheels.


Features:

  • Electric brakes are easier to install and offer more user control than hydraulic brakes
    • Require only an electric brake controller (sold separately) - no actuator or hydraulic lines necessary
  • Automotive-grade friction material is molded to brake shoes
    • Pads are fully bonded - not riveted - to shoes for long life and more braking torque
    • Less chance of cracking and crumbling that can lead to mechanical lockup, thanks to tapered edge and circular grinding
  • Self-adjusting brakes do not require periodic manual adjustment like standard brakes
    • Fine-tooth brake adjustment gears allow for a more precise setting
  • Dust shields protect from debris while you're towing
  • E-coated backing plates resist wear and corrosion
  • Adjuster plugs (included) cover access holes to keep dirt and grime out of the assemblies and off of the shoes
  • Left-hand (driver's-side) brake assembly and right-hand (passenger's-side) brake assembly included
    • Mounting bolts and hardware sold separately
  • QAI and CSA certified


Specs:

  • Application: most standard hub-and-drum assemblies, including Dexter and Lippert (LCI)
  • Dimensions: 12-1/4" diameter x 3-3/8" wide
  • Mounting flange bolt pattern: 4 bolt
  • Wheel size: 15" or larger
  • Axle rating: 8,000 lbs
  • Limited 1-year warranty


Self-Adjusting Brakes Don't Require Routine Adjustment

Standard electric brake assemblies require manual adjustment of the brake shoes over time to provide longer-lasting and more efficient braking performance. With self-adjusting brakes, the brake shoes are always properly aligned, so there's no need to manually adjust the brakes after the initial adjustment. As a result, you get optimum performance without having to take the time to continually perform this type of maintenance.


Thoroughly Tested for Safety

These brake assemblies meet the requirements for certification by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). The CSA creates standards, which when complied with ensure a safe and quality product. These brake assemblies underwent extensive testing to measure stopping distances when braking. These brakes have also been tested by QAI for braking performance in a complete automotive setup and under real-world conditions to provide the most realistic scenario for the everyday driver.


Automotive-Grade Friction Material

Each shoe on these brake assemblies is lined with automotive-grade friction material for improved stopping performance and longevity. The friction material is fully bonded onto the surface of the brake shoe. This lining is custom-molded for a perfect fit. The edges are tapered to ensure long-lasting performance. This taper, along with the circular grinding that the lining undergoes, helps to prevent cracking and crumbling. This durability helps to prevent mechanical lockup, which can occur when brake shoes are excessively worn or broken.


The friction material is also SAE-N certified, which means that it is an environmentally safe product that complies with California and Washington regulations regarding the composition of brake pads. As a result, this material not only provides high-performance braking that can endure the test of time, but it is also environmentally friendly and safe for use throughout the United States and Canada.



B1208E-11 AxleTek 12-1/4" x 3-3/8" LH Self-Adjusting Electric Brake Assembly - Drivers Side - 8K Axles - Dust Shield

B1208E-12 AxleTek 12-1/4" x 3-3/8" RH Self-Adjusting Electric Brake Assembly - Passengers Side - 8K Axles - Dust Shield






Video of Electric Trailer Brake Kit w/ Dust Shields - Self-Adjusting - 12-1/4" - Left/Right Hand - 8K


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Customer Reviews

Electric Trailer Brake Kit w/ Dust Shields - Self-Adjusting - 12-1/4" - Left/Right Hand - 8K - AKEBRK-8

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (32 Customer Reviews)

Self-adjusting electric brakes measure 12-1/4" x 3-3/8". Brake pads are made of durable friction material for improved braking. E-coated backing plates resist rust. Dust shields protect from debris. Fit 15" or larger wheels.

- AKEBRK-8

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Way cheaper than original Dexter and came w/ a shield. It's looks exactly the same and performs like Dexter, but you save a lot money. My friend saw these on my trailer and couldn't believe how much I paid. So, he had me order 4 set of them for him. I just torch off old mounting bolts and the brake assembly fit perfectly. My trailer is used mon-fri for work. Now, I have working trailer brakes. 376888



- AKEBRK-8

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Excellent service. I ordered on the 29th (evening) and all items were here afternoon of the 31st! The customer service rep. helped me find the exact replacement parts that worked for my application. The pricing was a lot better than I could find on the internet or locally. I will definitely order from etrailer again. 361634



- AKEBRK-8

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Great Price, good looking product. Will tell how well they work when we start using trailers this spring 357391



- AKEBRK-8

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Great service and product pricing!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 498703



- AKEBRK-8

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Was here in a short time, got us back on the road !! Thanks! 378082



- AKEBRK-8

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Fit perfect on my Dexter axles and a lot cheaper 449595



- AKEBRK-8

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Great Seller, FAST ++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++ 457595



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Great Seller and Fast! 457553



- AKEBRK-8L

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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 8K in Trailer Brakes


I ordered 4 new sets of trailer brakes, i couldnt believe how fast they were shipped. I am installing them this week, i hope. They seem like good quality too. Price was great. I was going to order parts to repair my old ones but at their price for complete sets, it just made sense to buy all new brakes ! 510009



- AKEBRK-8R

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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 8K in Trailer Brakes


I ordered 4 new sets of trailer brakes, i couldnt believe how fast they were shipped. I am installing them this week, i hope. They seem like good quality too. Price was great. I was going to order parts to repair my old ones but at their price for complete sets, it just made sense to buy all new brakes ! 510219



- AKEBRK-8L

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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 8K in Trailer Brakes


Well, I just received product certainly in a short time, I appreciate that as I use my trailer to make a living. All Rep's I talked to we're very nice and helpful. Product looks very good...I will be testing next week Thank you very much Sam 347796



- AKEBRK-8R

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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 8K in Trailer Brakes


Well, I just received product certainly in a short time, I appreciate that as I use my trailer to make a living. All Rep's I talked to we're very nice and helpful. Product looks very good...I will be testing next week Thank you very much Sam 350990



- AKEBRK-8R

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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 8K in Trailer Brakes


Excellent product, direct bolt on and very good value. Evaluated other axle and decided to replace the brake assemblies as well. Thanks Frank 254932



- AKEBRK-8L

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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 8K in Trailer Brakes


Excellent product, direct bolt on and very good value. Evaluated other axle and decided to replace the brake assemblies as well. Thanks Frank 254931



- AKEBRK-8L

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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 8K in Trailer Brakes


The install was easy, only one needed a minor adjustment to fit. Both on in less than 2 hours. No reason to mark them less than 5 stars. 334939



- AKEBRK-8R

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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 8K in Trailer Brakes


The install was easy, only one needed a minor adjustment to fit. Both on in less than 2 hours. No reason to mark them less than 5 stars. 337310



- AKEBRK-8R

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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 8K in Trailer Brakes


Excellent value for these well made brake assemblies! The free shipping made the whole deal even sweeter! 431112



- AKEBRK-8L

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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 8K in Trailer Brakes


These brake assemblies are a great value, and were shipped very quickly, for free! 431113



- AKEBRK-8L

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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 8K in Trailer Brakes


Great product, fast delivery, perfect fit, very good packaging, easy instalation 293225



- AKEBRK-8R

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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 8K in Trailer Brakes


Great product, fast delivery, perfect fit, very good packaging, easy instalation 293888



- AKEBRK-8L

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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 8K in Trailer Brakes


Good product at a reasonable price. Exactly what I needed to fix my trailer. 431977



- AKEBRK-8R

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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 8K in Trailer Brakes


All of the products were direct bolt on and have worked excellent 387968



- AKEBRK-8R

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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 8K in Trailer Brakes


excellent to do business with! good prices! fast shipping! 347339



- AKEBRK-8R

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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 8K in Trailer Brakes


Just like OEM products at a third of the price 358458



- AKEBRK-8L

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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 8K in Trailer Brakes


Just like OEM products at a third of the price 361994



- AKEBRK-8L

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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 8K in Trailer Brakes


NICE PRODUCT VERY RESONABLE PRICE 317695



- AKEBRK-8R

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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 8K in Trailer Brakes


NICE PRODUCT VERY RESONABLE PRICE 320242



- AKEBRK-8R

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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 8K in Trailer Brakes


Worked good . 275279



- AKEBRK-8R

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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 8K in Trailer Brakes


they are ok 409374



- AKEBRK-8L

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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 8K in Trailer Brakes


excellent 387970


Comments

Excellent, Work just like it should

Frank M - 06/05/2018

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- AKEBRK-8R

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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 8K in Trailer Brakes


Good 258403



- AKEBRK-8L

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Review from a similar etrailer SelfAdjust 12-1/4 Inch 8K in Trailer Brakes


Good 258394


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